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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Sunday (8/7/11) 10:09am - ... wherein Peter posts his favorite song.

Day 1:  Your favorite song.

The Beach Boys, "God Only Knows"

In a way, picking a favorite song is just silly -- but this seems as good a choice as any.  Pet Sounds was where Brian Wilson repurposed the smooth, sunny sounds of the Beach Boys to something strange and musically different -- something that expressed the same childlike optimimism and vulnerability in a way that holds a lot more weight and interest for me.  I still don't know enough music theory to make sense of those funky chords in the wordless bridge -- fortunately, I don't have to.

Note that I've picked at least one other song in this challenge that rips off its "three simultaneous rounds" outro structure. :)

[This entry is part of the 30 Day Song ChallengeClick here to see all the entries I've posted so far.]

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